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Making a Monument

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Published on Mar 6, 2013

This is a primer on the subject of how a bronze monument is physically made, starting from a rough sketch and ending with the installation of a finished sculpture in a public place, using the St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument as an example. It's about 8 minutes long.

SPECIAL THANKS
The Commissioning Agency: St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Remembrance Project, Inc.
The City of St. Augustine for use of their Site Plan and Elevation drawings.
Thanks IODA! Click on "Buy Finale" to purchase music by Virgil Thompson on eMusic.

THE LARGER PICTURE
This movie merely documents the construction of the monument. The members of the Commissioning Agency, the donors, the city officials and most of all - the Foot Soldiers - are not named herein for purposes of brevity. Without them, this monument would not exist. For more information, search for "St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument" on Wikipedia.

MUSIC
"The River", Written by Virgil Thomson, 1937. American Recording Society Orchestra, Conducted by Dean Dixon, Owned by IODA. Please Click on "Buy Finale" to purchase music by Virgil Thompson and other great artists on eMusic.
"Pleifferhorn", Written by Karl Jorgenson, 2012. Band: OK Ikumi, Album: Alpine Sequences, Label: Hel Audio
"Nest", Written by Karl Jorgenson, 2012. Band: OK Ikumi, Album: Alpine Sequences, Label: Hel Audio

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    • Virgil Thompson
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    • The River & Prelude to a Hymn
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    • The Orchard Music (on behalf of SINETONE AMR)

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